Plant id please
n anyone please tell me what this lovely plant is and how to care for it.
Hello Humblebea. It looks like one of the ceanothus family. Lots of information found here:
Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
It's Ceanothus "Gloire de Versailles", a deciduous variety. I had one in a sunny sheltered spot in my last garden. I did very little, just deadheaded it. Once OH gave it a hard prune and it grew back.
Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
Thank you both, that’s really helpful.